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Tattooed by Passion: Music inspired by the paintings of Dale Chisman

No one playing in this format—with the exception of perhaps Vijay Iyer—has crafted a more distinctive jazz identity. ” — All About Jazz

Matt Jorgensen - Tattooed by Passion (Origin Records, 2010)

Matt Jorgensen -][- Tattooed by Passion – [Origin Records, 2009]

Inspired by the paintings of his late father-in-law, the prominent abstract-impressionist artist Dale Chisman, drummer Matt Jorgensen has created a recording of all original works drawing influence directly from Chisman paintings, his home city of Denver, his life-long friends, and his constant reinvention as an artist.

To properly reflect the power and expanse of Chisman’s pieces, Jorgensen, along with his longtime collaborators – trumpeter Thomas Marriott and saxophonist Mark Taylor – expands his own palette from previous recordings, exploring broad new textures and musical landscapes aided by Corey Christiansen’s earthy guitar work, bassist Dave Captein, and orchestrations for string quartet.

..:: Source: Origin Records ::..